Posted July 25, 2011
Bayreuth officially opened Festspiele 2011 with a unique production of Tannhäuser, directed by Sebastian Baumgarten and sets by Joep van Lieshout
And an early report can be read on Deutsche Welle:
Here Katarina explains that the seasoned Wagnerian does not require everything to be explained.
As you read on, Katharina has been engaged to stage a reduced Ring in Argentina, a 7-hour Ring.
Here is a brief history of the Festival with the teaser:
TEASER: New Ring Production in 2013 and the performance of 3 early works. Those works would be: Rienzi, Das Liebesverbot and Die Feen and NOT Liebesmahl den Apostel, American March and Faust Lieder.
You can view some of the pictures at this blog spot
A picture tells a thousand words, perhaps two thousand or maybe just two.
The Financial Times Weighs in on the Tannhäuser